As fall wanes, the weather will soon turn cold as winter approaches. Fields Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Asheville’s Jeep service department has you covered when it comes to service and maintenance needs, but it never hurts to be prepared. Here’s an overview of some important tasks to prepare your Jeep SUV for the winter months.

Test Battery & Clean Terminals

Your Jeep’s battery is crucial, and you don’t need it failing at just the wrong time. Get a full overview of your battery’s condition with a computerized tester. You can buy one yourself or have your battery tested at an auto parts store.

Corrosion buildup can compound in cold weather. This can prevent the charging process, which means your battery won’t recharge as you drive and leave you high and dry. You can clean the terminals and connectors yourself.

Carefully disconnect the negative and then the positive cable. Clean the terminal and wire connectors with a cleaning tool or wire brush, then reconnect the positive cable and then the negative.

Lubricating Hinges and Door Locks

Many modern cars have keyless entry, but if your fob’s battery runs out, you don’t want your key sticking in your lock. Carefully put graphite lock lubricant into all the locks.

Do You Need Winter Tires?

Depending on where you live, winter will cause some extreme road conditions. Winter tires could potentially save your life, as they can get you started and stopped much faster and safer than all-weather tires.

These are just a few winter preparation tasks you should complete to protect your car. Schedule a Jeep service visit at Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Asheville and we’ll help you out!

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